Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, contact Lawrence Willim at 248.553.2400 x124.


Holocaust Memorial Center Events

Community Events

September 30 / 7:00 pm
Film Screening and Q&A
Rescue in the Philippines

“Rescue in The Philippines” is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign) and an ambitious Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower – helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.

After the film, join us for a special Q&A discussion.

  • Admission: $10 HMC member/$15 nonmember
  • Docent Credit: Yes
  • Tickets: Call 248.661.1900 or visit http://theberman.org/

Sponsored by: PNC Foundation

With support from: Susan & Nelson Hersh, Michael Liebowitz, Stephanie & Jared Miller, Aviva & Jack Robinson, Anita & Kenneth Volk, and Lori & Steven Weisberg


October 9-11 / All Day
KTA Conference
Generations Together: Our Heritage and the Future

The Kindertransport Association is delighted to announce the 2015 biennial KTA Conference, Generations Together: Our Heritage and the Future, to be held at the Westin Southfield-Detroit and the Holocaust Memorial Center.

The KTA is thrilled to be working together with the Holocaust Memorial Center to create a memorable conference. The Holocaust Memorial Center is the home of the Kindertransport Quilt exhibit and the Kindertransport Association Archives.

This will be the last KTA Conference. Beginning in 2016, the KTA will join the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants at their annual conferences. This will provide continuity, and connect the KTA with a larger community. While this will have many positive outcomes, it will be a change, and the intimate family atmosphere that has developed over the years will be greatly missed. The KTA has been gathering every other year since 1991!

We do hope you will consider inviting your children and grandchildren, extended, and foster families to join you at this special conference.

For further information or additional registration forms, please contact the KTA registration team at KTAconference@gmail.com or 248.536.9604. We are looking forward to seeing you at the KTA conference.


September 9 /7:30 pm
Presentation by Dr. Russell A. Berman
Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism in Europe

Recent years have witnessed a new and peculiar coupling of Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism throughout Europe.  Both the European radical right and radical left have long indulged in consipiracy theories involving the US and Jews.  But hatred for America and for Jews, a hatred that links America and Jews, has taken on considerable momentum on the European continent.  Dr. Russell A. Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, will address the toxicity of "Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism in Europe."  Download Flyer

Admission: free • Location: Eastern Michigan University Student Center Auditorium • Presented by: Eastern Michigan University Jewish Studies